I like cooking and stew is one of my favourite meals.
The basic recipe is simple and needs the following ingredients.
2 tablespoon Vinegar (balsamic)
2-3 tablespoon (brown) sugar
Potatoes mashed / fried / boiled / oven
Put some butter in your stewing pan and bake your meat (2 inch cubes) with some salt and pepper for a min or two on high heat so the outside gets a delicious brown caramelized layer. Now, remove the meat from the pan and add the roughly chopped onions in and fry this in the same butter. It’s time to add the meat back with the other ingredients when the onion becomes translucent.
Let this delicious mixture simmer on low heat (high heat makes tough meat) Your kitchen will smell sooooo good….
You can add some extra water when needed. Mix a bit of water and flower and add this at the end to make your stew thicker.
The stew is done when the meat begins to fall apart. This can vary between 1 to 2 hours depending on the meat.
The meat is tender and delicious while the spices add rich flavours complementing the meat .
Best part: The leftovers will taste even better!!!
This is the basic recipe and you can change and add ingredients.
You can use some dark beer instead of broth or use shallots instead of onions or add carrots.
You can use pork/beef/lamb, but marbled beef (stewing beef) is the best choice.
Hope someone gives it a try. You won't regret it! Edited by yur400 - 11/1/12 at 4:11pm